| And yes, it was cold!|
I don’t usually put my boat away until the end of October. I’m
not sure when that’s going to happen this year. Today I headed out on the
mighty Red River with a couple of teachers from Kelvin High School. Jon Romu
has been the head football coach at Kelvin for a lot of years, running an
extremely successful program. His close friend Corey Brown joined the staff at
Kelvin last year and has been helping with the program the last couple of
years. Corey also knows a bit about basketball and is helping me coach the
varsity boys basketball team this year at Kelvin. So it was a natural deal when
the both of them asked me to take them out fishing. Fishing this late on the
Red is a bit of a different deal. With cold water flows, the better fishing on
the Red tends to be north of Selkirk with reduced flows and a bit deeper water.
Having said that after trying a couple of spots we found the fish north of
Selkirk but in nine to eleven feet of water. We had pretty much non-stop action
in the afternoon on saugers and 15 to 18 inch walleyes with a few bigger fish
thrown in for good measure. Jigs were
the ticket, and Berkley finesse minnows helped keep the smaller saugers off.
While the bite was pretty good, more action along with bigger fish has occurred
closer to the lake. “The Cut” which is located two kilometres north of the “End
of Main” is still kicking out good fish.
Might not want to put that boat away just yet as
temperatures this weekend are looking very good!